‘Tis the season. With the holidays right around the corner, it’s time to express gratitude to your loved ones. But, this a friendly reminder that gifts come in many forms. You don’t have to buy physical gifts. These are difficult times and budgeting for gifts can cause unnecessary stress. Remember that quality time, a handcrafted card, or a picnic on a warm winter day all count. Expressing gratitude is a mindfulness practice. It’s being present with the ones you love. That said, in this holiday gift guide, you’ll find a collection of practical, thoughtful things. Coffee mugs, candles, eco-friendly kids toys, organic wine, and more. Other than a few splurges, most of these gifts are under $50.
For Your Bestie
Beer Can Glass – the shape of these are perfect for everything from iced coffee to beer, vibrant holiday mocktails and everything in between.
Pottery Mug – hand-crafted, these mugs are a simple, beautiful vehicle for your tea-drinking bestie.
Smiley Face Bracelet – a splurge for your bestie or sister, this smiley face bracelet is trendy AF.
The Midnight Library – this thought-provoking, uplifting book (all of Matt Haig’s books are impeccable!) has a powerful mental health message at heart.
Insulated Tumbler – the best of the best.
Transport Saddle Bag – the everyday, every experience kind of bag.
For The Home Chef
The Sprouted Kitchen Bowl + Spoon – my favorite cookbook, of all time.
At Home In The Whole Food Kitchen – a sophisticated vegetarian cookbook for your sophisticated plant-based mom, aunt, cousin, or sibling.
Homemade Hot Sauce Kit – for your brother, dad, or anyone who loves a good sauce.
Dry Farm Wines Gift Box – to the friend or family member who loves a yearly trip to wine country, now they can cheers to an organic, biodiverse glass of crushed grapes.
Our Place Pan – I use this pan at least once per day; right now, it’s on sale!
Hu Chocolate Variety Pack – for the choco-holic.
For the Outdoorsy one
Bala Bangles – I love these subtle, practical hand + ankle weights.
Under Canvas Glamping – a total splurge, but a trip of a lifetime.
Lippe Balm – for dehydrated lips.
Crossbody – for hiking or adventuring around town.
Tube Socks – for chilly mornings, out on the trails.
Oro Chain – chic, sweat proof jewelry.
For The Homebody
DIY Candle Making Kit – for a crafty, cozy, date night in.
Teakwood & Tobacco Candle – love this non-toxic candle (the reviews speak for themselves).
Sweet Fig Minimalist Candle – another eco-friendly candle, this earthy, ripe aroma of a freshly picked fig is refreshing and smoothing.
Record Player – for the friend who is passionate about music and design, this is the best of both worlds; this all-in-one record player makes for a special gift for the vinyl enthusiast on your list.
Gradient Glass – these beautiful, hand-blown glasses are made in Poland; they’re funky, elegant, and would also make for a unique housewarming gift.
ZZ Plant – plants never go out of style, and the Sill is my go-to for buying plants.
Play Dough – entertaining for toddlers, this new-age play dough is non-toxic, biodegradable, and smells like berries!
Recycling Truck – your eco-conscious little one will learn recycling basics while playing with this recycling truck (made with clean ingredients).
Beats To Go – this playful wood activity toy is great for introducing babies and toddlers music, rhythm, and for fostering motor skill development.
Beeswax Crayons – larger than traditional crayons, these are comfortable and easy to hold for smaller hands; made from beeswax and not petroleum-based waxes.
Dino Kids Yoga Mat – for youth-aged yogis who want to practice their yoga poses.
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